AHURI INQUIRY

Funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness

How does the mix of government and non-government direct and indirect funding in the homelessness service system influence service provision and outcomes?

This AHURI Inquiry provided evidence on the mix of government and non-government direct and indirect funding in the homelessness service system and across mainstream services and enterprises that support the homeless. The study examined how the funding of homelessness services influences service provision and outcomes for homeless people.

The final report and the three supporting research projects for this Inquiry are now complete.

You can download the completed final report.

  • Marion Bennett, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Mission Australia
  • Shane Hamilton, Chief Executive, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office
  • Tony Keenan, CEO, Launch Housing (formerly CEO, Hanover Welfare Services)
  • David Matthews, Executive Director, Housing and Community Services, ACT Government.
  • Glenda Stevens, CEO, Homelessness Australia
  • Stewart Thomas, Branch Manager for Housing and Homelessness, Department of Social Services
The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence

This report investigates how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding, together with diverse funding sources, impact on the delivery of homelessness assistance. This study is based on nine case studies focused on different service models, organisational forms and potential new ways of funding services for the homeless.

Led by: David MacKenzie
Project status: Complete, download the report

The financing, delivery, and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness

This report presents evidence from the Australian Homelessness Funding and Delivery Survey of how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms of funding and the level of funding impacts on the delivery of homelessness assistance.

Led by: Paul Flatau
Project status: Complete, download the report

Safe and sound? How funding mix affects homelessness support for Indigenous Australians

This supporting project examines how a changing mix of government and non-government direct and indirect funding influences service provision and the outcomes of services offering homelessness support to Indigenous Australians.

Led by: Angela Spinney
Project status: Complete, download the report

Discussion Paper: The Inquiry into the funding of homelessness services in Australia